Crayons to Calculators propagandize supply expostulate seeks donations, volunteers

July 7, 2015 - School Supplies

Tables in a room during Longmont’s Main Street School are lonesome with crayons, notebooks, pencils, glue, scissors and several other propagandize supplies, prepared for hundreds of volunteers to apportionment them out into colorful backpacks.

The trek stuffing for St. Vrain Valley School District students by a annual Crayons to Calculators propagandize supply expostulate started Monday, with Boulder Valley School District volunteers starting subsequent week.

Crayons to Calculators propagandize supply expostulate drop-off locations, open until Jul 31


Elevations Credit Union: 2960 Diagonal Hwy.

Elevations Credit Union: 4760 Baseline Road

Elevations Credit Union: 607 S. Broadway

Elevations Credit Union: 1669 Euclid Ave., Suite 143

Elevations Credit Union: 2300 55th St.

Holland and Hart: 1800 Broadway, Suite 300

I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County: 5390 Manhattan Circle

Walgreens: 1830 30th St.


Broomfield United Church: 825 Kohl St.

Double D’s Pizza: 535 Zang St.


Great Western Bank: 785 Cheesman St.

Summit Bank and Trust: 199 S. Briggs St.


Adams Bank Trust: 8308 Colorado Blvd.

Carbon Valley Library: 7 Park Ave.

Walgreens: 5962 Firestone Blvd.


Carbon Valley Regional Library: 7 Park Ave.

Town of Frederick: 401 Locust St.


Complete Care Chiropractic: 1280 Centaur Village Drive, Suite 8

Elevations Credit Union:1900 W. South Boulder Road

First United Methodist Church: 1255 Centaur Drive

Foothill United Way:1285 Cimarron Drive

Great Western Bank: 2695 N Park Drive, Suite 101

King Soopers: 480 U.S. Highway 287

Sister Carmen Community Center: 701 W. Baseline Road

WOW! Children’s Museum: 110 N. Harrison Ave.

Lafayette Public Library: 775 W. Baseline Road

YMCA Boulder Valley: 2800 Dagney Way


Elevations Credit Union: 1079 S. Hover Road

Elevations Credit Union: 777 21st Ave.

Front Range Community College: 2190 Miller Drive

High Plains Bank: 600 Kimbark St.

Lifebridge Christian Church: 10345 Ute Hwy.

Longmont Tutoring Club: 1445 Nelson Road

Origin Martial Arts: 1566 Vista View Drive

Summit Foursquare Church: 703 17th Ave.

Sunflower Bank: 25 E. Ken Pratt Blvd.

The Brew Creperie Coffee: 314 Main St.

Walgreens: 450 Ken Pratt Blvd.


Chase Bank: 578 S. McCaslin Blvd.

Davis Financial: 400 S. McCaslin Blvd., Suite 200

Elite Chiropractic: 1020 West Century Drive

Great Western Bank: 1020 Century Drive

Great Western Bank: 801 Main St., Suite 130

Impact On Education: 721 Front St., Suite A

Paul’s Coffee: 956 West Cherry


Superior North Pool: 1650 North Indiana

Superior South Pool: 3000 South Huron Peak


For some-more information, including propagandize supply lists and proffer opportunities, go to

Along with seeking volunteers from both districts, a expostulate also is seeking village members and businesses to present reserve and backpacks.

Grant Simon, plan manager for Crayons to Calculators, pronounced a idea is to fill some-more than 10,000 backpacks before propagandize starts in August.

“The cost of a trek and reserve for any child is about $75, that presents a flattering large financial burden, generally for families with mixed kids,” he said. “We wish to make certain any child is on a turn personification margin when they start school.”

Together, a dual propagandize districts have some-more than 15,000 students receiving sovereign lunch assistance, an indicator of family poverty. Schools in a dual districts yield lists of students whose families are low income or need additional help, permitting a expostulate to aim a resources.

On Monday, high propagandize students and several families volunteered.

Pencils are bundled Monday during Main Street School, 820 Main St. in Longmont, for a Crayons to Calculators program.

“It’s a good cause, and we’re assisting kids who can’t means propagandize supplies,” pronounced Katherine Gonzales, an incoming sophomore during Longmont’s Silver Creek High School.

Mead’s Alyssa Rehder, a St. Vrain preschool teacher, brought her younger hermit to assistance with a idea of giving back.

“Could we suppose going to propagandize but crayons or pencils?” she asked. “We wish to make certain all kids are prepared to learn.”

Her brother, Zack Rehder, is an incoming sophomore during Mead High School.

“I unequivocally like my education, and we adore learning,” he said. “This is a approach to assistance others where we am.”

Crayons to Calculators started in 2005 to mix a community’s efforts and resources into one categorical propagandize supply expostulate any year. Collaborators’ embody Foothills United Way, we Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County, Impact on Education, Sister Carmen Community Center and a Education Foundation for a St. Vrain Valley.

Western Disposal kicks off a expostulate any year with a fundraiser and donated about $135,000 this year — adequate for organizers to buy about half a backpacks and reserve indispensable during indiscriminate prices.

For a rest, a expostulate depends on donations. The requested reserve strike a highlights of a several propagandize supply lists, giving students a basis they’ll need for a year.

Especially needed, organizers said, are high propagandize backpacks and supplies, that embody systematic calculators and binders. School supply lists for any turn can be found during

Simon pronounced schools make certain a backpacks are given out discreetly so students in need aren’t singled out — and tries to buy a accumulation of backpacks so there’s no approach to tell who has a giveaway one.

“We wish to forestall any arrange of stigmas with removing a backpacks,” he said.

Amy Bounds: 303-473-1341, or

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